Yes, it's summer time. So really, you should be camping or biking, or otherwise engaged outside. But sometimes it's too hot, or you had a long week, or you really just don't want to leave your couch. All valid life choices! So if you're needing some quality couch time, here are some shows on Netflix for you to binge at your leisure. These are shows you may not have thought of, or had doubts about, but I think you NEED in your life!

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    Stranger Things

    YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS NOW! A perfect cross between E.T., Fringe, Freaks and Geeks, and the X-Files, this show is incredible!! It's set in the 80s, and not in a cheesy neon kind of way. It's made so well, you'd think it was actually MADE in the 80s. I'm not going to give you anything about the plot, because this is one of those shows you can't explain without giving it away, but TRUST ME, you want to watch! And you can watch with kids I'd say 10 and up. Parts are scary, but no over-the-top violence. I watched the entire first season in a day. It's that addictive!

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    If you remember the movie with Bradly Cooper, your first thought is, "How are they going to make this in to a TV show?" I can't give away how it works, because I don't want to spoil it, but it WORKS! From the first episode I was hooked. Mysterious character, FBI agents, science fun, and great comedic moments make this show pure gold! The dreamy Bradley Cooper even makes cameos! Definitely put this one on your list!

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    This show is NUTTY! If you long for the family drama of a Dynasty or Falcon Crest, but without the Aaron Spelling glam, this is your show. The family secrets are deep, the layers of the plot lines and characters are fantastic and unexpected. NOT for the kids, but a great adult show that entertains, and gets your mind off your own family drama. You'll be saying, "Well, at least we're not like the Rayburns."

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    This show is SO underrated! Not only are the story lines interesting and unique from most of TV (set in Wyoming), the acting is stellar and the characters you'll fall in love with. It's a crime/cop show with heart and grit. And Sheriff Longmire himself will become your new fave hero!

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    The 100

    A lot of adults shy away from shows with teens as the leads, but this show is worth the watch. It's the future and man kind has lived on a space station for 97 years. Now, they need to see if Earth is safe to inhabit again, so they send 100 teens to the surface. I can't tell you why and how without spoiling the show, but after a few episodes you'll be hooked. I promise!